The Washington Post stealth-edited an article incorrectly claiming the young child on the cover of Time Magazine was separated from her mother, only adding a “clarification” after The Daily Caller reached out for comment.
The original article — written by Eli Rosenberg — asserted that the image of the crying immigrant girl staring up at President Donald Trump was a powerful statement about family separations on the border. . .
The article itself repeated the now-debunked claim that the child was taken away from her mother, reading, “Time magazine ran a cover that used one of the images that has been most resonant in this past week, taken of a young girl crying as her mother was patted down by a Border Patrol agent before the two were separated.” [Emphasis added] . . .
As the father of the young girl, border patrol agents and eventually Time indicated, at no point were the mother and daughter ever separated. The child was briefly set down for the mother’s pat-down, but the pair were quickly reunited after the search.
The Washington Post edited Rosenberg’s article to fix the error, but they issued no editor’s note, correction, or clarification that anything had been changed despite the fact that the original article was on the website for at least 12 hours. (Read more from “Washington Post Hides Correction After Embarrassing Error on Time Cover Story” HERE)